One week late . . . & still counting

Two weekends ago we went to a baby shower, to which I was supposed to take this:

aviatrix 5 the Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner.

Since I hadn’t finished it (or the bibs to go along with it), obviously I couldn’t take it.   It doesn’t seem to matter how far in advance I plan these things, I rarely come through on time.  Anywho, since I still have said hat in my possession, I thought I’d share it here before I gift it.

This pattern was a joy to knit.  I loved using the “wrap and turns” to create the curve of the hat.  I also love that fact that it’s knit from front to back on straight needles—no double-points or circulars.  It has great earflaps and a chinstrap to keep everything warm and in place.  And, to top it all off, it’s a free download on Ravelry.

aviatrix 2

I knit size 6 month, but the pattern goes from newborn up to 4T+/small adult and directions are included for three different types of yarn.  Justine recommends using wool or wool blend yarn for optimal stretch.  I used a navy wool blend from my stash leftovers, but don’t have the info on it anymore. 

Spud (16 months), whose head consistently ranks in the 99th percentile at doctor’s appointments (far behind the rest of his body, I might add), tried the 6-month size on for me.  It fit fairly well side to side, but definitely needed more length from front to back.  I’ll be making a 2T for him sometime soon. 

Now I’m off to deliver the late baby shower gift—well, after I finish those bibs!

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